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  • Pakistan Army Chief Gifts a Rare Replica to President After Formal Meeting

    General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan Army, currently in Sri Lanka at the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart, during a courtesy call on HE the President Maithripala Sirisena Monday (8) morning at the Presidential Secretariat, gifted the President with a replica of......
  • Commander Attending Malaysian Security Conference Becomes One Key Speaker

    Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya Commander of the Army who has been invited to be one of the Guest Speakers at the second ‘Putrajaya Forum’, the International Defence and Security Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (17-19 April), delivered his brief address to the Chief of Army Round Table Talk on Tuesday (17) afternoon on the topic ‘The Role of Army in Nation-Building in the New Security Environment: Opportunities and Challenges’.

  • Defence Secretary Commends Army.lk & defence.lk Roles -“ Sunday Island

    DEFENCE SECRETARY Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday said that an influential section of print and electronic media which worked overtime against the ruling SLFP-led coalition as it battled the LTTE during the past three years, had now switched sides. "They are playing a different tune now," he said, accusing them of being a critical element of the overall strategy directed against the state. Nothing could be as ridiculous as what they say now if one bothered to check their background, he said. In an interview with The Sunday Island, the veteran soldier said that they had no option now but to play ball with the government following the defeat of the LTTE. They wouldn’t have quit what he called the LTTE’s macabre cause, had LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran and his chief lieutenants survived the armed forces onslaught, he said.

  • Mullaittivu SF Headquarters Renders Community Work

    Under the direction of Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT), troops coordinated a cash donation for construction of a house to a needy woman, Ms Madavan Sarojana Devi of Nayaru, Vemmalai in Mullaittivu. The new house sponsored by ‘Siyara’ Construction Company cost Rs 300,000/= and the project was performed by 5 Battalion Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment (SLSR) troops who sweated.....
  • Scholar from Poland Places Facts in Correct Perspective

    Elaborating on Sri Lanka’s prospects of emerging as a nation, markedly with further expansion of bilateral and multilateral trade, Sri Lanka’s economy, etc, Mr Patryk Kugiel, Senior Researcher, Polish Institute of International Affairs, Warsaw, Poland maintained that the momentum of growth, has to be further promoted while increasing export trade with the EU.
  • Dubai Based Sri Lankans Offer Equipment to Military Hospital

    A COLLECTIVE effort made by a group of Sri Lankans living in Dubai donated a stock of medical equipment and sanitary facilities to Colombo Military hospital for the use of Army personnel became disable and still receiving treatment. Using funds collected by Mr. A.L. Christofelz with assistance of his Sri Lankan friends in Dubai, Lions’ Club in Polgasowita took the initiative to purchase and donate twenty bed-side saline stands.....

  • Army-Built Bosath Statue Unveiled in Nuwara Eliya Temple

    The Army-built new Bosath statue at the Nuwara Eliya - Kiriwaneliya Sasana Pradeeparamaya was formally entrusted to the temple during a brief religious ceremony on Saturday (8). 22 Sri Lanka National Guard (SLNG) troops of the 112 Brigade Headquarters of the Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C).....

  • Soldiers Erect Gymnasium with Local Raw Materials

    An indoor gymnasium, a much-felt need of the soldiers serving 61 Division under Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni (SFHQ-W) became a reality recently, following its construction by soldiers using local raw materials in the area. It was recently opened by Major General A.K.S Perera, Commander, SFHQ-W at the invitation of Brigadier A Kariyakarawana....

  • -œArmy on Its Way to be More Professional & A Gentlemen's Army as President's Wish- - Commander

    Commanding Officers (COs) of all battalions of the Sri Lanka Army around the country met with the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya on two separate days and  received commendations and assessment of their ongoing roles and tasks. Early this week, all 274 Commanding Officers on staggered basis for two days listened to the Commander who extolled continuing ‘good work’ of all the field commanders.